Monday, December 17, 2012

Extra shop update WEDNESDAY Dec. 19th!

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The day: WEDNESDAY, December 19th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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 I've got pretty things to show you! The flowers shown above were a giant pain in the tuchus to make. I broke about half of them before they made it to the glaze firing, but the survivors came out so pretty that I will forgive them for giving me such a hard time. I especially love the asymmetry going on. They will make a great necklace focal!

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I am really excited about this fan shape! It had such an Asian feel that I decided to further that by putting a cherry blossom pattern on them. And the best part is that they can be turned either way AND will be the perfect focal for a double strand necklace. I love double strand necklaces!

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These are bracelet focals! They are nice small size which means they will be comfortable on the wrist. Of course, they can be used in any number of ways... They will be sold in sets of two (not matching colors). 

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I'm still in a Winter frame of mind, as you can see by these folk snowflake pendants. 

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Lastly are these adorable love birds. I really like the long, narrow shape of these pendants. I may need to keep one for myself. :)

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Here is a close up of one of my favorite new glaze combinations. The colors are lovely. 

To recap: 
The day: WEDNESDAY, December 19th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
 
I will be shipping THE NEXT DAY! Hope to see you all there! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Extra shop update TOMORROW, TUESDAY, December 4th!

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The day: TOMORROW, TUESDAY December 4, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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I've got some pretty Wintry themed pieces for this update, but first are the long awaited Athena earrings (as seen in the latest issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine) and pendants. Shown above are the pendants. There will be some earring components as well. :) 

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I lurv these snowflake pendants. AND they are REVERSIBLE! Snowflakes on BOTH SIDES! Woo-hoo!


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How cute are these little x-mas trees, I ask you? They will come in matching pairs.


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These snowflake disc beads will also come in matching pairs. They are glazed on both sides and the possibilities are endless!

To recap:
The day: TOMORROW, TUESDAY December 4, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE

Hope to see you there! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rest in peace my sweet Laurel

Laurel looking fluffy

My sweet Laurel bunny passed away this week. It has been a very difficult past several weeks as I watched her get weaker all the while doing everything I could to make her better. Nothing worked in the end. It's been hard to get through the week and do the work I still needed to do. I miss her. She was a big presence in this house, the top bunny. The one who knew the sound of carrots being chopped for dinner. The one who ran through any open door, excited to see what was on the other side. The one who sat by my feet every morning as I ate breakfast.

I miss her.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Extra Shop update TOMORROW, Friday November 16th

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The day: FRIDAY November 16, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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Ghost Owls (above)!  This is a just sampling... I made a bunch of these in all kinds of colors. :)
 
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Large medallions with EIGHT holes! More holes, means more options (as I always like to say). 

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 If only making double sided beads wasn't so time consuming! I would make zillions of them! They are by far my favorite beads and this new design is just wonderful.

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Rodeo Rings! I made a ton of these. They will be sold in matching sets. 

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Lastly, I have a repeat of a recent design. A lot of people wanted these fancy peacocks again, so here they be. :) 

To recap: 
The day: FRIDAY November 16th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
 
Hope to see you there! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine

Athena Earrings - Porcelain & Sterling
 
Some of you may recall these earrings that I made way back in February called "Athena."  I am excited to announce that a tutorial on how to make them is in the latest issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine! Yay!

Athena Earrings - Porcelain & Sterling

I will be offering the porcelain components in about a week or so. If you would like to reserve a pair please leave a comment or send me an email at naneliz2@yahoo.com.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Extra Shop update MONDAY, October 29th!

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The day: MONDAY October 29th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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Flies on hearts! Quirky, odd, offbeat.... but pretty darn cool nonetheless! 

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 Sweet butterflies!

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Double sided beads in a new design! 

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Beautifully textured pendants! 

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And lastly, the return of an old peacock favorite done up a little differently. White porcelain has been paired with darker stoneware for an earthy and fun feel.

To recap:
The day: MONDAY October 29th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Extra Shop Update TOMORROW Friday the 12th!

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The day: FRIDAY October 12th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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In an ongoing effort to please each and every one of you I have dedicated this week's update to previous designs that many of you have expressed wanting another shot at. There has been a lot of discussion lately about why I don't repeat designs once they sell out or why I don't take special orders. Well, there are many reasons why but the bottom line is I have to do what it best for me as an artist and what makes the most sense for my business (which, incidentally, is my only means of income). So, I am hoping to compromise by occasionally repeating designs that many of you have asked for now and then. 

Starting with the dragonflies! When making jewelry was my full time gig this dragonfly was one of my early signature pieces. It was featured in the very first article I wrote for Belle Armoire Jewelry and I have only offered it once as a component (which was several years ago). So here they are! I made a bunch so everyone should have a shot at getting one.
 

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Next up are owls! I have been making these owls for quite a while now, probably around four years or so. Every time I make them I say it will be my last time. And then someone (who's name starts with a Lorelei) asks me to make them again. So I do. :) 

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Bees! I love these bees. I love them so much that I am making bee tiles for my bathroom!

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This is another of my favorites! I made these last year and have meant to make them again ever since. They have such an enchanted feeling to them. Perfect for this time of year. 

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Lastly are these super cute elephants. I made these not that long ago and many people were not able to get any, so I hope they do this time. :) 

To recap: 
The day: FRIDAY October 12th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
 
Hope to see you all there! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Extra Shop Update Friday, September 28th

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The day: FRIDAY September 28th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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Some important info first! Every now and then there seem to be issues for some when shopping in my Big Cartel shop. Believe me, I understand just how frustrating this is! It's frustrating for me too. If you are among those who have had troubles I encourage you to write to Big Cartel and explain your issues with them. Unfortunately there is absolutely nothing that I can do about them. I am not able to see what is in people's carts or have any control over that or the check out. The one bit of info that Big Cartel has been able to give me is to encourage everyone to use the most up to date version of whatever browser you may use. That seems to solve the problem for those who have done this. Again, I apologize to any who have encountered trouble. And I thank those who have shown patience and understanding when encountering issues. :)

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OK, on to the new pieces! These are especially pretty drop pendants. The photo at the top shows the lovely details up close and personal.

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 I love these birds! They look fossilized. So that's what I'm calling them. Fossil Birds.

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Ahoy, Matey! Who doesn't like to get nautical now and then?

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Lastly, I bring you the Happy Bat. This little guy always brings a smile... 

To recap:
The day: FRIDAY September 28th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
Hope to see you all there! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Free Shipping on Tomorrow's Extra Shop Update! (Friday September 14th)

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First things first! Since I have not been able to finish up the shipping from last week's update there will be NO SHIPPING CHARGES on all items in tomorrow's update. Woo-hoo!
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The day: FRIDAY (tomorrow!!) September 14th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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Above are some swanky peacocks! I love them! They are a good size to be a focal and you can hang all kinds of fancy tail feathers from the bottom. Can wait to see what everyone does with them!

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In honor of the grape harvest that is going on in my part of the Finger Lakes I give you GRAPES! 

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These are sweet little charm pairs with sweet little blossoms on them. Perfect for sweet little earrings or just as sweet little connectors. Sweet. 

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Talk about a fancy donut! I can see these rings paired with yummy leather cord and lampwork beads...mmmm....

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Lastly, I give you pine cones. Autumn is approaching here in upstate New York and I, for one, am thrilled to bits about it. I love autumn! (just wish it lasted for about six months instead of just a few...) I know it's hard to tell but these are a good sized pendant with three holes. A great focal!

To recap: 
The day: FRIDAY (tomorrow!!) September 14th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
Hope to see you there! :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Extra shop updapte TOMORROW, Friday the 7th!

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The day: FRIDAY (tomorrow!!) September 7th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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I could just eat that pile of square double sided beads shown above! They are full of chunky  goodness!
 
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I'm a sucker for the teardrop shape. It looks good turned either way and works great as a focal or simply as a connector. 

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The details in this pattern are swoon worthy! 

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 I was trying to work towards an autumn theme in this update, thus these big leaves. I placed the holes so that it can be worn either straight down or slightly sideways at a jaunty angle.

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The Tree of Life. 

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Lastly are these square disc sets. A large hole in the center makes them a little different. :)
 
To recap: 
The day: FRIDAY (tomorrow!!) September 7th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
 
Hope to see you there! 
 


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Extra Shop update TOMORROW, Friday the 24th!

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I'm back from Istanbul and what a wonderful, inspiring time it was! I will be posting some photos just as soon as I go through all seven million of them. I took a lot. :)
 
Back to business. 
The day: FRIDAY (tomorrow!!) August 24th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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This week's batch of pieces is a little smaller than usual so it's going to be a real quick update. Shown above are some keyhole pendants that I am really excited about! They came out looking very old and antique, which was all part of my master plan. Bwaahhahahah!!!! (evil laugh, in case you couldn't tell)
 
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I've been a bit butterfly obsessed for a while now and just when I tell myself not to make any more, I do. I've never been good at listening. Especially to myself. Anyhoo, this time around I made button pairs! Cute!

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I LOVE these hearts. LOVE THEM. They are made to hang on their side, which I think is pretty snazzy. AND they have little xoxo's going across the bottom for that little extra aw factor. :)

To recap: 
The day: FRIDAY (tomorrow!!) August 24th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE
 
Hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vintaj is having a giveaway!

Wanna win all the gorgeous goodies in the photo above? Sure you do! The fabulous folks over at Vintaj are having a giveaway featuring some of my components along with their beautiful brass! Run, run, RUN over to their blog to find out how to enter!! Do it! NOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Extra shop update MONDAY, August 6th 2012!

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The day: MONDAY August 6th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
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Important info first! All orders placed on Monday will be shipped the next day, Tuesday! Any orders that happen after Monday will be shipped approximately on August 20th.

OK, back to the good stuff! I think this is one of my all time favorite batches. I am in love with each and every design and can't stop playing with them. These owls!!!! I mean, really! I made 20something so I hope everyone has a chance to get one.
 
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These flower disk beads are big and bold (over an inch each!). They will be sold in sets of three or four by color. 

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 Animal cracker elephants! Ahhhh, how freaking cute!

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These layered birds measure approximately 3 1/2" across which means one thing: what a darn cool necklace focal!!

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 Here is a new twist on my dragonfly pieces! I love the Gothic feel.

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Lastly, I made small batch of the pieces that are being featured this month on the Vintaj website. The first batch sold out so quickly so I tried to get some more made. I didn't get too far, but at least there are some, right? Right. :)
 
To recap: 

The day: MONDAY August 6th, 2012
The time: 12:00 PM EST
Watch the action on Facebook: HERE

And don't forget! ALL ORDERS PLACED ON MONDAY WILL BE SHIPPED THE NEXT DAY, TUESDAY. Anything after that will ship on the 20th. I will be out of the country with my mother galavanting around Istanbul in search of beads, tiles, spices and inspiration!